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Video Highlights from the 89th Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition
May 09, 2017 11:29 AM (ET)
Air Wisconsin Increases Pilot Hiring Incentives
May 09, 2017 11:27 AM (ET)
Cincinnati/N. Kentucky Airport Celebrates Derby Day
May 09, 2017 11:25 AM (ET)
Airport Best Practices Conference Set For May 24-26 in Iceland
May 09, 2017 11:22 AM (ET)
AAAE Delivers Service, Innovation, Results for Its Members
May 09, 2017 11:21 AM (ET)

Federal Court Orders Spirit Pilots Back to Work After Chaos at Fort Lauderdale Airport
Washington Post (Washington, D.C.) - May 09, 2017 04:55 PM (ET)
A federal court granted Spirit Airlines a temporary restraining order Tuesday, compelling the pilots’ union to return to status quo after what the airlines says has been “a pervasive illegal work slowdown” that caused hundreds of flight cancellations and disrupted travel for more than 20,000 passengers in the past week.

United and American Lead Airline Shares to Two-Month High
Bloomberg (New York) - May 09, 2017 04:01 PM (ET)
U.S. airlines climbed to a two-month high after beleaguered United Continental Holdings Inc. won support from one of its biggest shareholders and American Airlines Group Inc. signaled that it’s gaining additional control over fares.

MIT: RDU is Best Connected Medium-Sized Airport
The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) - May 09, 2017 03:40 PM (ET)
Raleigh-Durham International Airport is the best connected medium-sized airport in the nation, according to a study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Seaplane Service Between NY and Nantucket, Boston to Begin
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - May 09, 2017 03:38 PM (ET)
Tailwind, a seaplane company based in New York City, will launch flights from Manhattan to Nantucket and Boston this summer, according to a news release.

Delta Adds More Service Connecting Rochester and MSP
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - May 09, 2017 03:37 PM (ET)
Commercial airline service at the airport in Rochester continues to expand, with Delta announcing new flights between the home of the Mayo Clinic and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Air India to Debut in Kenya, Add More Destinations in US, Europe
Aviation Pros (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) - May 09, 2017 03:36 PM (ET)
Air India has stepped up its international expansion plans to the US, Europe and will debut in Kenya this year, a top executive has said

Air Arabia First Quarter Profit Drops 10%
Aviation Tribune (Estonia) - May 09, 2017 03:34 PM (ET)
Air Arabia reported strong financial results for the first quarter of 2017 exceeding analyst expectations as the Middle East’s first and largest low-cost carrier continued to deliver solid commercial and operational results.

Gulfstream Flies Third G600, On Track for 2018 EIS
Aviation International News (Midland Park, N.J.) - May 09, 2017 03:31 PM (ET)
The third flight-test Gulfstream G600, T3, successfully completed its maiden flight on Friday. Registered N730GD, the fly-by-wire twinjet took off at 8:51 a.m. from Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport on a four-hour, 35-minute inaugural test flight. This milestone was reached just five months into the flight-test campaign for the G600.

Russia's Air Traffic Growing, But Adding Jets Could Prove Risky
Aviation International News (Midland Park, N.J.) - May 09, 2017 03:29 PM (ET)
Despite last year’s period of stabilization in the Russian airline industry following two years of losses, financial experts continue to warn against inclinations toward fleet growth as market fundamentals show little promise of improvement in the overall condition of Russia’s economy.

Qatar Airways Announced as Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA until 2022
FIFA (Zurich, Switzerland) - May 09, 2017 03:25 PM (ET)
Qatar Airways was announced today as an Official Partner and the Official Airline of FIFA as part of a sponsorship package lasting until 2022.

American Airlines Raises Second-Quarter Forecast for Key Revenue Metric
Reuters (New York) - May 09, 2017 03:24 PM (ET)
American Airlines Group on Tuesday raised its forecast for total revenue per available seat mile (TRASM), a key revenue metric, for the second quarter, citing improving yields and lower estimated fuel prices.

Cuomo Announces Manhattan Firm Hired for $14.6M to Develop AirTrain-LaGuardia Airport Proposal
NY Daily News (New York) - May 09, 2017 03:22 PM (ET)
A top engineering firm will design Gov. Cuomo's controversial AirTrain to LaGuardia Airport.

New Dayton Airport Construction Work this Year to it $35M in Value
Dayton Daily News (Dayton, Ohio) - May 09, 2017 03:18 PM (ET)
Dayton International Airport will launch at least $35 million in new construction projects just this year, work that could last up to 18 months.

Thai Airways Gains New Operating Certificate
Aviation Week (Washington, DC) - May 09, 2017 03:16 PM (ET)
Thai authorities have achieved a major milestone in their efforts to recertify the country’s airlines, with leading international carrier Thai Airways being awarded its new air operator’s certificate (AOC).

Maryland Congressional Delegation Asks for National Airport Noise Study
WJLA (Washington, D.C.) - May 09, 2017 03:15 PM (ET)
Members of Congress from Maryland and other local leaders are calling for a study of noise levels from planes flying to and leaving Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

K-9 teams statewide training at Sea-Tac Airport Tuesday
KING 5 (Seattle) - May 09, 2017 03:10 PM (ET)
Some dedicated dogs from across the state are getting a training day at Sea-Tac Airport Tuesday.

Delta, Aeromexico Kick Off Transborder Joint Venture
Air Transport World - May 09, 2017 11:40 AM (ET)
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and Mexico City-based Aeromexico have officially launched their antitrust immunized transborder joint venture (JV).

UK Pilot Union Warns New Mental Health Rules Could Backfire
Air Transport World - May 09, 2017 11:39 AM (ET)
The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has spoken out against mental health rules, proposed in the wake of the 2015 Germanwings tragedy, saying they could be counterproductive.

Lufthansa Confirms Interest in Airberlin Takeover
Air Transport World - May 09, 2017 11:39 AM (ET)
Lufthansa has confirmed an interest in taking over airberlin; however, the German carrier will look to Abu Dhabi’s state-owned carrier Etihad Airways to take care of airberlin’s debts.

China Eastern to Operate COMAC C919 on Shanghai-Beijing Route
Air Transport World - May 09, 2017 11:38 AM (ET)
China Eastern Airlines, which is the launch customer for the Chinese-produced 150-seat C919, will operate the aircraft on its Shanghai-Beijing route, according to China’s state news agency Xinhua.

CargoLogicAir Receives Third Boeing 747F
Air Transport World - May 09, 2017 11:36 AM (ET)
UK freight operator CargoLogicAir, which started operations in February 2016, has taken delivery of its third Boeing 747 freighter.

Reports: French Investigators Suspect Fire Caused EgyptAir Crash
Air Transport World - May 09, 2017 11:36 AM (ET)
French crash investigators probing the crash of an EgyptAir Airbus A320 over the Mediterranean Sea in May 2016 have reportedly found no trace of explosives on the bodies of the victims, according to accounts in the French media.

Europe Proposes New UAV Safety Rules
Air Transport World - May 09, 2017 11:35 AM (ET)
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has launched proposals to regulate the operation of small drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in the continent.

Thai Airways Recertified to International Standards
Air Transport World - May 09, 2017 11:34 AM (ET)
Thai Airways’ air operator’s certificate (AOC) has been recertified after a 2015 ICAO audit of Thailand found significant concerns with the country’s safety oversight.

Cargolux and Emirates SkyCargo Ink MOU
Air Transport World - May 09, 2017 11:33 AM (ET)
Luxembourg all-freight operator Cargolux and Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), paving the way for a strategic cargo partnership.

Spirit Blames Pilot 'Work Slowdown' for Major Schedule Disruptions
Air Transport World - May 09, 2017 11:32 AM (ET)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) Spirit Airlines has accused its nearly 1,600 pilots of engaging in “a pervasive illegal work slowdown,” causing hundreds of flight cancellations.

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